CCN News!
Updated: 10 January 1999

Chebucto Plus Debuts!

         We're happy to announce that Chebucto Community Net is beginning to phase in graphical access to the Internet, with our point-to-point protocol (PPP) service, Chebucto Plus.

         Chebucto Plus will mean fuller access to the Internet through a Chebucto account. Chebucto Plus members won't need a second service provider to get graphics, video or sound on the World Wide Web. As well as being able to use a graphical browser like Netscape, you'll be able to transfer files more easily too....whether it's to email a recipe from the Web to a friend, or to download an article to your computer.

         You can get details on Chebucto Plus, including system requirements, at (note upper case).

         The Chebucto Plus option will become a part of a sustaining membership package in the Chebucto Community Net. Sustaining memberships are $100/year.

         As a supporter of the Chebucto Community Net, you know this marks a major addition to our service options. Our volunteer workforce wants to phase Chebucto Plus in smoothly while maintaining our basic service. This means PPP accounts will be available to a limited number of people at first, with more coming onstream as our resources allow.

         We'll have frequent updates on how the project is going at the URL listed above, and in the CCN Beacon. Stay tuned.

Old CCN Domain Names Expire!

         The old CCN domain names ccn·cs·dal·ca and cfn·cs·dal·ca are being officially retired at the request of our upstream service provider, the Network Operations Centre at Dalhousie University. All links and bookmarks to pages and addresses on CCN using these names will soon no longer work. Changing these links and addresses to now will ensure trouble-free continuing access to them.

         Work continues on the purging of all references to these outdated addresses from CCN files and documents including User Profiles. Some Chebucto users may be experiencing slower logins as their file directories, addressbooks and web pages are checked for the now outdated domain names when they login. The search is a one time event though users did have to go through the process a second time after the holidays when a log file was accidentally deleted. Users are urged to remove any references to the old domain names and may choose to automate this process if they wish.


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